At first glance, Keagan's Irish Pub and Finn McCool's don't seem so different. Both are thoroughly Irish establishments, serving traditional dishes of shepherd's pie, bangers 'n' mash, and fish ’n’ chips in dining rooms adorned with dark woods and stonework accents. Both also feature regular karaoke nights and live-music acts that regale patrons with songs so catchy they're under investigation by the CDC. But Finn McCool's stands out from its sister restaurant in one important aspect—its seafood bar, replete with broiled oysters and clams, steamed shrimp and snow crab, and sautéed mussels that arrive to tables solo or in hefty combination platters.
At JuiceBar Juices, the team presses fresh fruits and vegetables to create tasty drinks packed with nutrients. One juice, for instance, delights taste buds with a mix of apple, carrot, kale, and pineapple. At the same time, it fortifies systems with key vitamins and minerals, which the pressing process retains more effectively than traditional juicing. The team also blends up smoothies to complement the juices, incorporating ingredients such as mangoes, blueberries, and almond milk.
At Sidelines, spectators can look over a 6-page playbook of burgers, pizzas, and wraps as they keep an eye on the games playing on screens overhead. "Grand slamwiches" such as the pit stop pulled pork, served overflowing with BBQ sauce, fill stomachs that aren't already occupied with Wrigley hot dogs or a bacon-topped Linebacker Blitz burger.
It all started with the wings. When Lendy's opened in 1987, it was the restaurant's fiery buffalo wings that gained it the most attention. Since then Lendy's has not only expanded its selection of sauces, but also become a place to sip a beer and watch the game between trips to the raw bar.
Awards Won at the 2013 War of the Wings
Lendy's signature line of sauces ranges from the habanero-spiced Below Hell to the mild barbecue glaze. In addition to appearing on other menu items, these sauces are available by the bottle, though plans for a 55-gallon barrel have been stymied by the national shortage of qualified coopers.
Whether you sit at one of the 16 chairs lining the bar or the 86 seats at the scattered tables, you're pretty much guaranteed an unobstructed view of a 42-inch HDTV: a dozen of the televisions hang from the walls, playing the biggest college and professional games all year long. If sports aren't your thing, pull on your singing sweater and volunteer for the Saturday night karaoke.
The first Funny Bone location opened in 1982 and has spread infectious laughter ever since. Established stars such as Drew Carey and Jerry Seinfeld have graced the stage, as well as up-and-coming talents with fresh faces, fresh routines, and that fresh pine scent. The venue also plays host to a full-service bar, where patrons may steep their sorrows in calming brews, then ingest them triumphantly.
Using fresh, natural, and organic ingredients, Atlas Fresh Grill whips up healthy, hearty comfort food to sate any size stomach grumblestorm. Dig into fresh market salads, sandwiches, and home-style favorites such as the Chesapeake fried-oyster platter with fries ($12.99), or opt for one of the healthy-living entrees, which come in at under 550 calories and range from pepper-crusted filet mignon with mashed sweet potatoes ($12.99) to Mediterranean grilled-chicken pasta ($10.99). Stop in for dinner, or set up shop at the bar, which boasts flat-screen TVs for catching the game or a favorite infomercial. Atlas also offers daily lunch plate specials ($6.99) and a kid-friendly menu for pint sized revelers.